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7 creative presentation ideas
What is the first thing that we want to achieve with creative presentations? We want to grab our audience's attention and retain that attention throughout the whole presentation.
Not sure how to do that? Here are 7 ideas to get you and your audience inspired:
1. Explore the world of video presentations
We aren't talking about simply downloading your PowerPoint templates in a video format, but creating videos from scratch with no filming equipment or editing experience.
Synthesia features a PowerPoint to video function, which allows you to upload your PowerPoint slides, add and edit dynamic elements, and include an AI video presenter with a text-to-speech function.
We guarantee you haven't seen that technology before!
2. Try a black background... or pink, or red, or green, whatever you feel
White backgrounds are the industry standard, but even a simple switch to black instantly changes the mood and feel of all the slides.
Even still, we tend to gravitate towards neutral colors in presentations to play it safe, but playing it safe is overrated. Excite your audience with bold and bright slides, and you will definitely make an impression!
3. Or switch a background color for an image
An even bolder statement is to use a photo in the background, to break up the sameness of text blocks.
Of course, you have to make sure the photo is relevant to the presentation topic and is visually harmonious with the rest of the slide.
4. Create your slides with AI technology
Making PowerPoints, even with a pre-made creative free template, can be a tedious process. Use tools like Synthesia that leverage AI technology to create slides from text in minutes.
5. Browse creative presentation templates and make them your own
Many presentation makers, like PowerPoint or Google Slides, offer an extensive library of creative presentation templates. But if you choose one of the popular templates, there's a high chance that so have thousands of other people.
If you plan on sharing your PowerPoint slides with the public, it won't look as creative anymore if there are ten other examples of the same template out there.
So, you should absolutely use presentation templates, but make them customized. Start editing the free template to make it fun.
For example, you can change the slide color scheme, the background of the template, the placement of text boxes and elements, and anything else that you can move or change on the slides.
Don't be afraid of playing around with the free template to make it truly unique.
6. Include music in your slides to activate auditory senses
Presentations are inherently visual, but that doesn't mean you can't (or shouldn't) activate other senses for a more immersive experience for your audience. Add background music to your slides that complements the visuals well.
Make sure to not make it too loud, though, or it might distract the audience from your slides.
7. Make static elements dynamic
Moving objects attract more attention than static ones.
Exchange photos for videos, add animations to graphic elements, make your graphs move as you speak, and add motion to details to make them pop.
Creating presentations doesn't have to mean simply typing in text on a white background in Google Slides themes. You can instead opt for a fun design for your next presentation and impress your audience.
Here are a few features and tricks to make a creative presentation:
1. Add colorful backgrounds to your presentation slides
We're so used to simple white Google Slides themes that we rarely experiment with other background colors. Play around with the background and choose a color that best fits your theme.
2. Use a fun template
Whether you're browsing creative PowerPoint templates or themes on Google Slides, choosing a fun template for your next presentation can improve information retention and help you stand out.
3. Feature a bright color palette
When we add text to presentation slides, 9 times out of 10 we go for the standard black. Why not experiment with other color palettes to create a beautiful template you would want to use again and again. If you are unsure where to start, search for popular complementary color combinations, or use a color palette generator to see which colors work well together.
4. Add an artistic flair
Take your original template and experiment with untraditional shapes and visual elements that don't necessarily serve a practical function, but simply look good. Breaking up large portions of text on slides with style will improve the information retention of your audience.
5. Integrate an AI video presenter
Presenting slides creatively is just as important in today's world as using a creative template. Instead of simply talking over a pitch deck, try using hyper-realistic AI avatars that will narrate your presentation with the text you paste in (in 60+ languages, might we add).
Doing this with a tool like Synthesia only takes a few minutes, but the results speak for themselves (pun intended).
The answer lies in the question itself, but there are more creative presentation tools and templates out there than PowerPoint.
One of those tools is Synthesia, a video presentation maker that allows you to upload your existing PowerPoint slide deck and transform it into a video with a human-like AI presenter. The presenter will narrate your presentation using the text you provide.